7/29/18 RHINO Reads! At Village Tap

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RHINO Reads at the Village Tap
4-6pm
Sunday, July 29

2055 W. Roscoe, Chicago

Some of Chicago’s best poets--Maya Marshall, Daniel Suárez, Brenna Lemieux, Dylan Weir, Kristin LaTour, David Welch, Tina Boyer Brown and others--reading on the Village Tap's back patio...

MAYA MARSHALL is an editor and a poet. She is co-founder of the website underbellymag.com. Marshall is a Callaloo fellow and a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, and she serves as a senior editor for PANK. Secondhand (2016), her first chapbook, was published by Dancing Girl Press. Marshall completed her MFA at the University of South Carolina. Her poems have appeared in various print and online publications. Currently, she is a manuscript editor for Haymarket Books.

DANIEL SUÁREZ is a first generation Cuban American born and raised in Chicago, IL. He holds an MA in English and MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. His poems can be found in The Columbia Poetry Review, RHINO, Eleven Eleven, 5x5, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Third Coast and other journals.

BRENNA LEMIEUX has been lucky enough to live and write in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Paris, and Galway. She studied English and French at Bucknell University and poetry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her books include The Gospel of Household Plants (2015) and a chapbook, Blankness, Melancholy, and Other Ways of Dying (2017). She is the cohost of the monthly Tangelo reading series in Pilsen’s Heart of Chicago neighborhood.


DYLAN WEIR is a poet and works at a bakery in Chicago. He holds an MA from DePaul University and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received the Jerome Stern Award for Distinguished Teaching. A 2018 work-study scholar at Bread Loaf, Dylan’s poems are forthcoming in Ninth Letter, North American Review, Passages North, Salt Hill, Sycamore Review.

KRISTIN LATOUR is the author of What Will Keep Us Alive (Sundress Publications 2015) and three chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in Massachusetts Review, Fifth Wednesday, Tinderbox, Adanna, and is forthcoming in RHINO. She is currently shopping her second manuscript in the voices of a whaler and his wife in the early 1800s, and writing a third on side show performers.

DAVID WELCH has poems published or forthcoming in AGNI, Boston Review, and Pleiades. He’s the author of a chapbook, It Is Such a Good Thing to Be In Love with You (The Laurel Review/Midwest Chapbook Series), and lives in Chicago where he teaches creative writing, poetry and popular fiction at Depaul University.

TINA BOYER BROWN is the Creative Writing Department Head at the Chicago High School for the Arts. In the summer of 2015, she was a lead teacher for the first Chicago Poetry Institute for Educators sponsored by the Poetry Foundation in association with Boston University’s Favorite Poem Project.

And others….